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Stories from Friday, June 13, 2008

Man ordered to prison for fatal crash (06/13/08)
Amidst a packed courtroom Thursday afternoon, Putnam Circuit Court Judge Matt Headley sentenced Cody Wright to 14 years for the car crash that killed the man's girlfriend. Wright was convicted for his role in the death of a 17-year-old Brandee Sipels...
Cloverdale couple turn orchid hobby into life's work (06/13/08)
CLOVERDALE -- As beautiful and dainty as they appear, orchids, given the right kind of care, can hold their own. "People kill them when they baby them too much," said Sandy Wells, who owns Hilltop Orchids in Cloverdale with her husband Dick. "They bloom when they perceive a threat to their environment."...
Senior center mural artist is young at heart (06/13/08)
Jackie Young's name says it all. She is a very young 80-year-old with multiple talents, including an amazing artistic ability. To see one of her paintings, you just have to enter the Putnam County Senior Center in downtown Greencastle. Young recently completed a colorful wall mural featuring a garden gate and multitude of flowers...
Book discussion set (06/13/08)
The Putnam County Public Library, through its Putnam County READS Project, invites the public to a community-wide discussion of "An Unfinished Life" by Mark Spragg. The discussion is scheduled for Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Lake Clubhouse, Heritage Lake. It is co-sponsored by the Heritage Lake Book Club. Refreshments will be served...
New e-mail hoax making rounds locally (06/13/08)
There is a new, rather convincing hoax going on right now via email from what appears to be the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This email was sent to Dianna Gorrell, Director of Friends of the Park in Russellville. She was immediately suspicious since Friends of the Park is a non-profit agency that is tax exempt...
Tracks damaged by storm (06/13/08)
No trains have been running through Greencastle since the area was flooded with torrential rains last weekend, confirmed dispatchers at the Atlanta headquarters of CSX Railroad. There was a washout under rail tracks in Madison Township and repairs are under way...
Veteran dancers to perform at recital (06/13/08)
Two veteran performers will be dancing Saturday at a recital of students from the Dance Arts Academy, Stilesville. Kimberly Johnson has 18 years of dance training in ballet, and recently began studying jazz and tap. Johnson is the daughter of Cleve and Deborah Johnson. She is a 2004 Greencastle High School graduate and a 2008 DePauw University graduate...
County seeking flood reports (06/13/08)
Putnam County residents who have any flood damage need to notify Emergency Manager Kim Hyten. "Even if you only have $1,000 in carpet damage, let us know," said Hyten who is applying for federal aid for the county. Right now, without flood waters completely receded, the full amount of damage cannot be finalized...
Man accused of child molesting falls ill at hearing (06/13/08)
Terrell Britton, 52, Greencastle, was on his way to his initial hearing Thursday afternoon when he suffered a seizure on the courthouse steps. Britton is charged with 14 counts of child molestation. He was arrested Monday on these charges, but did not have a court date until today...
Who's News for June 13, 2008 (06/13/08)
COURTNEY MYERS, a 2005 graduate of Greencastle High School, is interning this summer with New Missions International in Kenya, Africa. She will return this fall to complete her senior year at Ozark Christian College, where she is majoring in missions and biblical literature...
James R. Carrington (06/13/08)
The following obituary is being rerun to correct information provided by the funeral home. James R. Carrington, 73, of Danville died Monday, June 9, 2008. Mr. Carrington was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Russellville to Earnest and Carleen (James) Carrington. He was a 1952 graduate of Roachdale High School, and had been a truck driver for Mayflower Trucking for 40 years...
Sandra K. Burkett (06/13/08)
Sandra Kay Burkett, 62 of Greencastle passed away Thursday at Putnam County Hospital. Mrs. Burkett was born Feb. 27, 1946 in Indianapolis to Clarence McCammack and Esther Jackson. She was a graduate of Cloverdale High School with the class of 1965. She married Melvin D. Burkett on May 26, 1978 and he survives...
John M. Casady (06/13/08)
John M. Casady, 71, of Fillmore died Wednesday. Mr. Casady was born in Putnam County on July 17, 1936 to John M. Sr. and Leo Downey Casady. He was in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He had been a technical illustrator for the USAF Civil Service and Magnavox for several years, and was also a self-employed gunsmith...
James Carrington (06/13/08)
The following obituary is being rerun to correct information provided by the funeral home. James R. Carrington, 74, of Danville died Monday, June 9, 2008. Mr. Carrington was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Russellville to Earnest and Carleen (James) Carrington. He was a 1952 graduate of Roachdale High School, and had been a truck driver for Mayflower Trucking for 40 years...
Cash-Foxx (06/13/08)
Steve and Patti Cash, Fillmore announce the engagement and wedding of their daughter Jennifer Cash to Brandon Foxx, son of Pat and Pam Foxx, Greencastle. The couple will be married June 28 at the Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Bob Newlin officiating...
Putnam Scanner for June 13, 2008 (06/13/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department Several accident reports were turned in at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department recently...
Reader calls for ex-basketball coach to be re-hired (06/13/08)
To the Editor: It has been brought to my attention that the Cloverdale Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Bruce Cook, has not been reinstated for the 2008-09-basketball season. This happened at the regular school board meeting, Monday June 9. It should be noted that at the time of the meeting, Mr. Cook was coaching the team at a ball game at Cascade High School and was not present to defend himself...
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